Dec 10, 2013 3:10am PST
rule of law, ratified not only by his election but by his willingness to step down from power after only one term. given the sweep of his life, the scope of his accomplishments, the adoration that he so rightly earned, it is tempting, i think, to remember nelson mandela as an icon, smiling, detached from the poverty and affairs of men but madiba himself strongly resisted such a life portrait. instead, madiba insisted on sharing with us his doubts and his fears, his miscalculations. >> i am not a saint, he said, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. it was precisely because he could admit the imperfection. because he was so full of good humor, even mischief, despite the heavy burdens that he carried, that we loved him so. he was not a bust made of marble, he was a man of flesh and blood, a son, and a husband, a father, and a friend. that's why we learned so much from him and that's why we can learn from him still. for nothing he achieved was inevitable. in the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and persistence and fai
Dec 4, 2013 3:10am PST
extend a law banning firearms that can slip past x-ray machines. >>> detroit becomes the largest city to go bankrupt. it slashes benefits to thousands of workers and retires. >>> and an nfl superstar surprises fans with his response to their wedding invitation. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 4th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.